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    How to learn prepositions easily?

    Hi! I've just signed up. I want to use prepositions properly but I can't beacuse there are much to memorise. Is there a easy way of learning it? Thank you for your interest.

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    Re: How to learn prepositions easily?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Unfortunately for you, preposition usage is one of the most difficult aspects of the English language. It really is a case of memorising an example sentence for each usage.

    Feel free to ask us for help with specific prepositions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to learn prepositions easily?

    Prepositions have dozens of meanings and they don't always go with certain uses. Reading English is the best way to learn their uses.

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    Re: How to learn prepositions easily?

    Going through examples and doing exercises in prepositions also helps. Reading is necessary to develop the sense of the right prepositions to use in different situations, which comes naturally through constant exposure to the language.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How to learn prepositions easily?

    To make it harder, prepositions are used differently in different varieties of English.
    I remember "correcting" "at the weekend" and "in the street" before I learned these were correct in the UK.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to learn prepositions easily?

    Patience plus listening and reading a lot are required. I am afraid that there is no quick answer to this.

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